The Rich May Be Gone But Her Words Will Always Live

30 Mar

”Now, again, poetry 
violent, arcane, common, 
hewn of the commonest living substance 
into archway, portal, frame 
I grasp for you, your bloodstained splinters, your 
ancient and stubborn poise”

Mas the earth trembles— 
burning out from the grain”

Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. The Fact of a Doorframe, st. 3, The Fact of a Doorframe (1974).

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One Response to “The Rich May Be Gone But Her Words Will Always Live”

  1. T January 15, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    What do you think “burning out against the grain” means?

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